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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Cheese from Drvar

Cheese from Drvar

Drvarski Sir. One of my favourites, from the area around the small town of Drvar. It's tasty and a medium hard cheese.
Great to eat accompanied with rakija.

Sok od Jabuke - Making Apple Juice

Sok od Jabuke - Making Apple Juice

Normally, we would be planning to take the (normally), many many kilos of apples apples from our garden orchard, to be turned into pure, healthy, apple juice. It's a simple and traditional process, but does take time, and care.

Slow Tourism for the Balkans

Slow Tourism for the Balkans

BiH is still relatively unspoilt compared to it's neighbours.

Yes, I am aware backpackers and couch surfers pass through as well as those young adventurers who are into extreme sports such as climbers, cavers, whitewater rafters, parachutists, and mountain bikers.

Camembert Baked in Bread

Camembert Baked in Bread

Camembert that's been baked inside bread. Using a machine to take the strain of making the dough, the resulting bread was scrumptious to say the least.

Drill and Chill Festival - 4 Years On

Drill and Chill Festival - 4 Years On

Every September for the past 4 years, in a remote farm near the village of Rekavice, high above the river River Vrbas, just south of Banja Luka, there has been a gathering of International Climbers and High-Liners.

The Mlinište Train

The Mlinište Train

I have driven past this rusting train for decades and have always wondered about it. Apparently, it was used by Tito and his partisans in World War 2, and was left here in 1944.

Stari Zanatski

Stari Zanatski

As you walk along Gospodska, you'll notice small alleyways that lead to an amazingly quaint, but until recently a rather run down, area of mainly gold and silver shops and trendy coffee bars.

I might be wrong, but this area is called Stari Zanatski, roughly translated, means "Old Craftsmen".

Meeting a Bosnian Olympian in Croatia

Meeting a Bosnian Olympian in Croatia

I got to meet Mario Franjić, who was a member of the Jugoslavija National four man Bobsled Team in the 1984 Olympics held in Sarajevo. A big man with a big personality.

10 Cool Balkans Instagram Accounts

10 Cool Balkans Instagram Accounts

You might like to check out my top 10 Cool Instagram Accounts, About the Balkans To Follow, that give other pictorial perspectives of the region and who I enjoy following.

Cool Banja Luka Street Art

Cool Banja Luka Street Art

The Banja Luka area of Borik, is extremely interesting as it has huge murals on some of the otherwise rather drab, Titovian buildings that house most of Banja Luka's inhabitants.

The Volksdeutsche of Windthorst

The Volksdeutsche of Windthorst

I can't tell you how many times over the years, I have travelled along the road from Gradiška towards Banja Luka, I would never have thought that for some 65 years at the end of the 19th and start of the 20th centuries that these villages were actually German.

Doing Less, Experiencing More

Doing Less, Experiencing More

Tamara and I had thought we knew how to introduce people to the many wonders that Bosnia and Herzegovina has to offer.

We now realise that by going slow, and doing less, actually means guests experience much much more!